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Effects of speed, heart rate, lactate and uric acid on the performance of Arabian horses during a 120-Km endurance race

Adamu, Lawan and Mohd Adzahan, Noraniza and Abdullah, Rasedee and Ahmad, Bashir (2012) Effects of speed, heart rate, lactate and uric acid on the performance of Arabian horses during a 120-Km endurance race. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 1 (4). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2319-2372; ESSN: 2319-2380

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Speed, heart rate, lactate and uric acid alterations led to reduced performance and hamper the health status of endurance horses. The aim of this study was to investigate on the effects of speed, heart rate, lactate and uric acid on the performance of Arabian horses during a 120 km endurance race. One hundred and eighty four Arabian endurance horses were physically examined and blood samples were collected post-race. After physical examination, the metabolic disordered (MD; n=130) and successfully completed (SC; n = 54) endurance horses were recognized. T-test was used for the analysis. The mean values of speed, heart rate, lactate and uric acid were significantly different (P<0.0001) between the MD and SC endurance horses. In conclusion, alterations in speed, heart rate, blood lactate and uric acid led to poor performance and encumbered the health status of endurance horses. Speed, heart rate, blood lactate and uric acid could be used to appraise performance and health status in endurance horses during training and endurance events.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Endurance horses; Heart rate; Lactate; Speed; Uric acid
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher:International Organization of Scientific Research
ID Code:18191
Deposited By: Umikalthom Abdullah
Deposited On:29 Jun 2015 11:55
Last Modified:22 Sep 2015 08:51

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